Emo­tions on show in Alpine’s climb

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT'S ON -

ROM love, lust, anx­i­ety, learn­ing and trav­el­ling, Alpine’s de­but al­bum A is for Alpine, is about en­joy­ing the highs and lows of be­ing in your twen­ties.

The Mel­bourne-based six-piece fea­tures two lead singers – Phoebe Baker and Lou James – who aren’t afraid to ex­plore per­sonal emo­tions.

‘‘I still get ner­vous and there is def­i­nitely anx­i­ety when re­leas­ing an al­bum. It’s a per­sonal al­bum and we are very proud of it. We wrote it to­gether and had fun do­ing so,’’ Baker says.

Baker says her child­hood dream was to be a mu­si­cian.

‘‘It’s very dif­fer­ent to how I expected it to be,’’ she says, laugh­ing.

‘‘It’s a jumble of emo­tions. And there was a lot more work than I expected, like busi­ness as­pects, which is un­der­stand­able. When you are a child you think it’s all fun and games, but it’s hard work when you want to put on a great show ev­ery night.’’

Baker says Alpine’s live show is vis­ually, as well as mu­si­cally, in­ter­est­ing.

‘‘It’s a lot of fun and a lit­tle bit the­atri­cal. Lou and I love Grace Jones and David Bowie. We love to get dressed up in jump­suits and glit­ter,’’ she says.

‘‘We lose our­selves danc­ing – we def­i­nitely can’t dance like Bey­once – but I want the au­di­ence to feel com­fort­able danc­ing like a goof.’’

Baker says she loves shar­ing lead singer du­ties with James, who has been one of her clos­est friends for 10 years.

‘‘The sup­port on stage is great. We lean on each other and can help boost each other. Ev­ery­one in the band has been good friends for a while,’’ she says.

‘‘It hap­pened or­gan­i­cally. Things have moved fast and we are lucky to have each other. It’s like brother and sis­ter re­la­tion­ships. It’s good when you are in a band and can feel peo­ple sup­port you.’’

Alpine, Clubfeet and Ge­orgi Kay play the Coolan­gatta Ho­tel on Satur­day night.

Mel­bourne band Alpine

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